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Which language should I choose?

Posted 01 November 2010 - 11:33 PM

Ok im beginning on making a social network type of website from scratch but not sure what the best language to use is.

I am new to programming and will have to study and learn this language first. I have some basic knowledge of C++, but that's it.
Any ideas to point me in the right direction??

Thanks
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#2 Atli  Icon User is offline

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Re: Which language should I choose?

Posted 02 November 2010 - 01:41 AM

Well, PHP is good for that kind of stuff. (Take Facebook for example.)
It's also easy to learn, especially if you have some experience with C-like languages (like C++).

That is not to say .Net or Java couldn't be equally effective, but since you posted this in a PHP forum I'm guessing you are already leaning towards PHP :)
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#3 ShaneK  Icon User is offline

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Re: Which language should I choose?

Posted 02 November 2010 - 06:44 AM

View PostAtli, on 02 November 2010 - 01:41 AM, said:

Well, PHP is good for that kind of stuff. (Take Facebook for example.)


Actually, Facebook uses "HipHop" which is their twist on PHP. It's supposed to consume less resources or something like that...
Anyway, they started off with PHP, which is close enough, I guess. HUGE websites build their own "languages" from C/C++/Python, or whatever...but those sites are massive. Start off small and work your way up. PHP will do for now, I'd say :)

Yours,
Shane~

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Re: Which language should I choose?

Posted 02 November 2010 - 09:00 AM

Ya I think I'm going to go with PHP. Thanks for the help.
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